straight low

the straight low

The absolute, unadulterated truth. You've got to give your clients the straight low as soon as possible to salvage any of this. They're going to find out one way or another, so you might as well do it now. I just feel like these doctors are never giving me the straight low about her condition.
See also: low, straight

straight low

Sl. the absolute truth. (From lowdown = the story; the truth.) Can you give me the straight low on this mess? Nobody ain't gonna tell no warden the straight low; you can be sure of that.
See also: low, straight

straight low

n. the absolute truth; the true lowdown. (Prisons.) Nobody ain’t gonna tell no warden the straight low; you can be sure of that.
See also: low, straight
References in classic literature ?
As we drew a little nearer, and saw the whole adjacent prospect lying a straight low line under the sky, I hinted to Peggotty that a mound or so might have improved it; and also that if the land had been a little more separated from the sea, and the town and the tide had not been quite so much mixed up, like toast and water, it would have been nicer.
Eagle Ace Superal matched par 72 and stood behind pros Thai Saraporn Chamchoi and Pamela Mariano, who carded identical 71s, to launch her bid for a second straight low amateur honors in the event backed by Custom Clubmakers, Meralco, KandG Golf Apparel, BDO, Sharp, KZG, PLDT, Empire Golf and Sports and M.Y.
The days of winning a contract through straight low bid are fast disappearing and increasingly, school district bond administrators say, theyre looking for approaches from construction manager-general contractor to pre-qualifications with requests for proposals that best fit the specifics of individual projects.
Alternatively, vessels can run on straight low sulfur marine gas oil (LSMGO), which has a sulfur content of less than 1 percent.
Along with its small guest pavilion, this long and straight low house was wonderfully integrated into its site and complemented a sinuous stretch of water created in the garden from three spring-fed ponds.